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Normal for Neons to swim downwards?

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Normal for Neons to swim downwards?
Old 05-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
 
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Normal for Neons to swim downwards?

Every time I buy a few neons they seem to swim strait unless I never notice at first, but after a while I notice they swim downwards instead of strait? Possible bloat or is this something normal?
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
 
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well if there swimmig upside down then is swimbladder if there swimmig flat then i have no clue. be warned tetra love acting dead. wenever i take mine in the bucket for a water change they look very dead until i shove them in or poke them.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
 
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Every time I buy a few neons they seem to swim strait unless I never notice at first, but after a while I notice they swim downwards instead of strait? Possible bloat or is this something normal?
Assume you mean their head is slightly down compared to the tail. Can you post a photo? Or a video would be even better if you can.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
 
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Assume you mean their head is slightly down compared to the tail. Can you post a photo? Or a video would be even better if you can.
Click the image below should direct you to the video, its like they swim at a downward angle rather than a normal strait swim across.


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Old 05-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
 
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The video won't load.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
 
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The video won't load.
You sure? Just checked with my phone and it loaded just fine
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
 
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You sure? Just checked with my phone and it loaded just fine
That is really weird....

Has that fish been eating?

How long has it been doing that for? Still doing it?

Also, is that Riccia swirling around at the top? Kind of cool looking.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #8
 
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That is really weird....

Has that fish been eating?

How long has it been doing that for? Still doing it?

Also, is that Riccia swirling around at the top? Kind of cool looking.
All my neons start doing this after a few months in my tank. Not sure what's causing it. They all eat just fine

Yes, that's a Riccia patch I'm growing out at the surface.. Also makes a good shade for the fish. Thanks
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
 
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Only the neons do it?
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
 
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Have you tested your water for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates? Also. . . do you know what your Ph or water hardness levels are?
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